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Old 04-21-2008, 07:47 PM   #1
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Question Softail Deluxe Purchase ?

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Trying to buy a 2008 Deluxe from the dealer but so far can't get them to go under the $17445 (MSRP). Have any of you had luck buying an HD below MSRP? If so how did you do it? Thought it would be the same as purchasing a new car but if I'm wrong please let me know.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:52 PM   #2
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Try a different dealer.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:02 PM   #3
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Tried 4 already. I'll try a few more tomorrow...they made it seem like if I was being un-realistic.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:03 PM   #4
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Your dealer is an idiot if they're not willing to wheel and deal in this day and age.

There are plenty of dealers around. If you find one that is willing to work with you, don't reward the stingy dealer with accessories purchases even if they are closer.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:16 PM   #5
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Some models are in enough demand that the dealers won't ****er.

You also have to deal with the holier than thou attitude that a decade of easy sales has engendered in the HD universe. Don't blame the dealers more than the idiots who have been happily paying thousands over MSRP since the mid-90s.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:27 PM   #6
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Some models are in enough demand that the dealers won't ****er.

You also have to deal with the holier than thou attitude that a decade of easy sales has engendered in the HD universe. Don't blame the dealers more than the idiots who have been happily paying thousands over MSRP since the mid-90s.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:53 PM   #7
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I think you should look for a '73 CB500.

To hell with Harley.............
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:13 PM   #8
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Tried a couple more dealers today but still no luck. Might have to give in to their MSRP price.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:01 PM   #9
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Allow me to explain: HD Dealers cannot sell bikes for under MSRP without risking their motorcycle allocation for the upcoming model year. HD has enforced that for years. However, you can get a "better deal" by requesting store credit, free service at prescribed intervals, or similar "compensation" without lowering the price of the bike. If you have a trade they can jack up it's trade in value. No HD dealer will show a bike selling for under MSRP. The allocation is too valuable.
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Allow me to explain: HD Dealers cannot sell bikes for under MSRP without risking their motorcycle allocation for the upcoming model year. HD has enforced that for years. However, you can get a "better deal" by requesting store credit, free service at prescribed intervals, or similar "compensation" without lowering the price of the bike. If you have a trade they can jack up it's trade in value. No HD dealer will show a bike selling for under MSRP. The allocation is too valuable.
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